Category: Domain News

Top Topics: The Top 5,000 Prefixes and Suffixes; How to Double Your Capital in 6 Months…

By James Iles NamePros.com: In this week’s Top Topics, we feature a debate about the ethics of staying quiet when a newer investor spends thousands of dollars on poor quality domains. Elsewhere, a domainer has shared a list of the five thousand most popular prefixes and suffixes, and someone asks the community for advice on…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 30, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 30, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



JusticeForGeorge.com Registered in 2014; GeorgeFloyd.com in 2018

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: These past several days have seen acts of protest and civil unrest across the United States in response to the killing of George Floyd. In addition to the in-person action, there has been a considerable amount of discussion online. The #JusticeForGeorge and #GeorgeFloyd hashtags have been trending on social media for…



138 Domain Discoveries for May 31st

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



$193k in Sales on May 30th – Estudia.com sold for $7,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Estudia.com which sold for $7,500 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 307 sales $100+ for a total of $171,526 with an average sale price of $559. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 2% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday May 31st, 2020

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I normally save my sales for Domain Sherpa but I’ve had to take a break since I’m working so many hours at the nursery. Not much time to do anything extra. So I’ve been posting a few on Twitter. Yesterday I sold Garden Gifts in the dot com. I bought it in…



Zionism-Israel.com sold for $7,801

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Share you favorite domain quotes / Safe payment options / Selling domains on multiple platforms / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying your 4L .coms – have to be really good – Total Budget: $10,000.00 – Check your…



Rob Monster lays the smack down

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: They are having some fun today over at the Epik offices and Rob Monster is now a video game character. Rob Monster posted on Twitter his video game fight with Robert Davis. Some @EpikDotCom staff have a real sense of humor, clowning around on a Saturday afternoon. Exhibit A. As you…



I stand alongside and support the protesters who are fighting for an end to systemic racism

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today, I feel it is important for me to speak up to share my thoughts on the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism that black Americans face. First – let’s be clear, George Floyd’s murder was a hate crime, committed by a police officer who massively abused his power. Former…



Here’s One Four-Letter Word That Could Make You Work Your Tail Off, It Sure Got Me

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – There is something about success, even just moderate success, that you only experience and/or appreciate once you have gotten there. Something that many people often overlook, and it can sometimes only be fully realized from the outside looking in. I saw something today that reminded me of…



“Nobody wants to hear that their baby is ugly”

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: The discussion of the day on this sunny Saturday afternoon has been taking place on Namepros. The discussion is located in domain discussion. The thread Ethics of staying quiet when newbies reg rubbish? So two questions: 1. Do we have moral obligation to be straight with these newbies and tell them…



A look at the biggest domain sales containing a hyphen

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Taking a look at the hyphen. Many hate them, some like them. The debate wages back and forth. Namebio has recorded 21,938 sales. $24.2m Dollar Volume. $1,101 Average Price 5 of the top 10 hyphenated sales are gaming related. hotel-reservation.com 209,916 USD 2009-09-23 Sedo free-sms.de 162,150 USD 2010-01-26 Sedo online-casino.de…



Everything About 2-Letter .COM Domain Names

By Kemal Goksu Dofo.com: .com is the most popular and valuable extension on the Internet. Every day, tens of .com domains sell for thousands of dollars. 2-letter .com domain names have a higher value than any .com domain and are popular because they are short and easily memorable. In this post, we will look into…



Saturday Musings – Carpe Diem?

Michael Gilmour: The Latin phrase “Carpe diem” was made famous by the movie “The Dead Poets Society” where the late Robin Williams stars as a teacher that inspires students to “Seize the Day!” That sounds great but which opportunities should we seize, and which should we leave? Don’t get me wrong, I loved the movie,…



#Domainers Bustelo Bros launch new #domain web site full of 1990s nostalgia

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Can’t stop the Bustelo Bros, the dynamic duo of domain investor brothers, Moby Bustelo and Dick Bustelo. The NamesCon hall of famers just launched a new web site on BusteloBros.com – and it’s a great trip down memory lane. “We always wanted to keep ourselves locked down in the 1990s when it…



Sweet flip on Sit.ai which was acquired last year for $582

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Sit.ai was acquired for just $582 in 2019 at an auction on Whois.ai. The domain was flipped for $12,000 on Sedo on Friday. This sale makes Sit.ai tied for the 8th highest reported .ai sale. .Ai continues to be a country code extension that is seeing strong sales volume. The extension…



PCWeek.com old school tech publication at auction

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: A piece of old time publishing memorabilia is at auction on GoDaddy and closed 6/1. PCWeek.com. Starting on Feb. 28, 1984, PC WEEK followed the introduction of the early PCs produced by IBM, Compaq, Apple and a host of other manufacturers. The publication would go on to change it’s name…



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 29, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 29, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



Watch Michael Cyger’s Domain Name Quarantine Social #12 – May 29, 2020

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: May 29, 2020 recorded social for domain name investors and entrepreneurs to learn, provide advice, socialize and smile. Source: Domaining     



145 Domain Discoveries for May 30th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



$218k in Sales on May 29th – Sit.ai sold for $12,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Sit.ai which sold for $12,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 314 sales $100+ for a total of $194,484 with an average sale price of $619. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



My Previous Sales… Where Are They Now?: GrabFood.com, Pen.co, StayCool.com and More

By James Iles JamesNames.com: Have you ever looked back at your previous domain sales to see how they’re currently being used? While… Source: Domaining     



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, May 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: WTF is this nonsense l000.net? $14K with a 140 bids for Lima, zero, zero zero, dot net. It’s a private auction not expired, so I’m calling BS. Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L &nb… Source: Domaining     



GoDaddy ripping people off with .us domain names

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .US domain names are some of the cheapest domain names to register and renew. Yet somehow GoDaddy, a US company, has decided that .us domains are a good choice so it can rip off customers and make an extra $10+ a pop. .US domains cost $19.99 to register and renew at…



Coolest.com sold for $16,251

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The value of a domain with 200 visits a day / Sold umg.tv for $3000 / Initial results from .Info Experiment / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Pronounceable CVCV – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 – Are you…



How one entrepreneur acquired his premium domain name

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: The search for the perfect name can be a long and arduous task. Here is a look at how Glen Allsopp acquired Gaps.com and all the stops he made along the way. Glen Allsopp according to his Twitter account does SEO mostly. He is the founder of Detailed.com and Gaps.com. The…



More and more domain investors are liquidating rather than dropping

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Lately I’m seeing more and more activity on Twitter from domain name investors that have decided to use wholesale domain marketplaces like NameLiquidate.com and DNWE.com. Earlier this week veteran domain investor shared recent results with NameLiquidate which he updated with data from a second sale today: There’s also a p… Source: Domaining…



Winner Default: Re-Auction or Offer to Under Bidder?

By Elliot Silver Every auction venue deals with winning bidders that default and do not pay for auctions they win. I imagine every auction house has tools and processes in place to reduce the number of defaulting bidders, but I do not think it is possible to eliminate bidder defaults for a host of reasons….



Report: Sleep.com.au Sold for $100,000

By Elliot Silver According to a report on Domainer.com.au, the Sleep.com.au domain name was sold for $100,000 AUD on the Drop.com.au domain name auction platform. (Update: It would appear that the sale is in AUD rather than USD. Assuming it is AUD, that would be approximately $66,559 in USD.): Sure are, we wrote about it…



Pioneering Domain/Investor Developers Michael & David Castello Launch New Site at CastelloBrother…

DNJournal: There is Michael Castello and there is David Castello, but there is also The Castello Brothers! See why the brothers in arms just launched a new site! Source: Domaining     



What they do right – what do they do wrong – Namesilo

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: Over the last few years we have published a series The good, the bad and the ugly. Readers have been able to leave their feedback and some companies have reached out over the years and let me know they took the posts to heart. This year I want to try…



📺 Join the All Industry Social RIGHT NOW (1-3PM Pacific)

By Michael Cyger DNAcademy: We”re live RIGHT NOW! Come join the fun with 100 of your soon-to-be friends and peers in the industry. Source: Domaining     



Bass Lake Watersports : State trademark not strong enough to usurp matching .com #domain

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When you register a state trademark, it’s not exactly the strongest claim in a UDRP case. The registrant of BassLakeWatersports.com is advising that boating, kayaking, and other activities were favorite activities on Bass Lake. The Complainant is Yosemite / Bass Lake Activities, Inc., with a state trademark for BASS LAKE WATERS… Source:…



Verisign says its coronavirus fee waivers have saved businesses millions

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Verisign has decided to extend the temporary fee waiver it introduced in April for another two months, declaring the scheme a success so far. On April 2, the company said it would no longer charge a fee when a registrant restores a domain in the period between expiration and deletion. Many…



Industry growth driven by new gTLD(s) in Q1

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: The number of domain names registered worldwide increased by 4.5 million in the first quarter, a sequential growth of 1.2%, largely due to new gTLDs and one new gTLD in particular, judging by Verisign’s latest data. According to the company’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief, ShortDot’s .icu grew by 1.6 million…



Winner Default: Re-Auction or Offer to Under Bidder?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: Every auction venue deals with winning bidders that default and do not pay for auctions they win. I imagine every auction house has tools and processes in place to reduce the number of defaulting bidders, but I do not think it is possible to eliminate bidder defaults for a host of…



The Sales Roundup: Why Cico.com Sold for $49,050, and More

By James Iles JamesNames.com: In this week’s Sales Roundup, I’m looking at five sales from the DNJournal chart published on April 1st,… Source: Domaining     



AUCTION RECAP OF MAY 28, 2020

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on May 28, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



Media Options just acquired its second most valuable #domain name!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Media Options is led by ultra-busy domainer, Drew Rosener, and has been involved in numerous domain sales and acquisitions. There are many such sales that never get to see the light of day due to NDAs, we’d assume. The same goes for acquisitions. We have, however, come across a domain acquisition that…



Is domain investing worth your time?

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Some time spent is wasted, but trying new approaches is essential. There was an interesting discussion on twitter this week about domain names and the time you spend investing. It kicked off with George Kirikos sharing details of his experiment listing domains on NameLiquidate. He was going to let…



Report: Sleep.com.au Sold for $100,000

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: According to a report on Domainer.com.au, the Sleep.com.au domain name was sold for $100,000 on the Drop.com.au domain name auction platform: Sure are, we wrote about it over at Domainer too! – The domain name https://t.co/i96ez8GPI1 was just purchased for $100,000 – https://t.co/BSAsWMNsuU — Rob Kaay (@robkaay) May 29, 2… Source:…



198 Domain Discoveries for May 29th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



$266k in Sales on May 28th – Rowan.com sold for $22,722 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Rowan.com which sold for $22,722 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 363 sales $100+ for a total of $238,269 with an average sale price of $656. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 30% in the number of sales and the total dollar…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday May 29th, 2020

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: The effects of COVID are FAR from over but one thing is plain and simple. If you want to buy something that involves home or outdoor activities good luck. That shit is sold out or weeks behind in shipping. All that money that was going to trips, eating out and leisure is…



How Authorities Can Clamp Down on Cybercrime with Bulk Domain Lookups

By admin WhoisXmlApi.com: Nominet’s takedown of 28,937 malicious sites is a small triumph for law enforcement and other internet stakeholders. With help from authorities, the domain registry has been on a quest to purge the .uk namespace of rogue domains since 2009. Now, … → Source: Domaining     



Internet grows to 366.8 million domain names in Q1 2020

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2020 closed with 366.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 4.5 million domain name registrations, or 1.2 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.1,2 Domain name…



Results from Great Domains Keyword Domain Auction

By Elliot Silver Sedo’s Great Domains hosted a keyword domain name auction that ended earlier today, and the full list of sales are below. There were 82 domain names that sold in the auction, and the gross revenue was just north of $30,000 USD. The largest sale in auction was VirusCleaner.com, which sold for 8100…



100 More Print Newspapers To Disappear Next Month, Along With Hundreds of Jobs

By John Colascione StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – More than 100 local and regional newspapers will disappear next month when News Corp Australia will cut publication and move many of its titles online, while others will cease to exist altogether. The news comes amid what the company said was a sharp decline in advertising revenue…



Mark Cuban collaborates on PPP.bank for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: .Bank domain used for loan forgiveness application wizard. Mark Cuban has worked with Jill Castilla at Citizens Bank of Edmond to launch PPP.bank, reports American Banker. The site enables small businesses to generate their Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness applications through an online wizard. .Bank domain name registry TLD R……



Money investors earned from domain flipping

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: Parking and Forwarding domains with traffic / Loken.com sold for $6,400 / Initial results from .Info Experiment / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Crypto and Casino domains with traffic – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – If you…



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